Kids and cases. What is it with kids and cases?
I remember desperately wanting a suitcase of my own when I was little. It was a really big thing back in the '70's and early '80's to have a little school case. Sadly I never got one like the other kids but I drooled over the cases of my friends longingly for years.
I still don't understand why cases were so cool for kids back then.
From memory they were eternally dull, plain, brown or black things and daggy to boot.
Fast forward to modern cases for kids and Gooie trolley cases need little understanding at all.
Gooie manufacture cases that are undoubtedly cool for kids. So cool in fact, that I am wishing these darling little travel things came in adult sizes... 'cause I want one even more now!
It was quickly noted that cases are still a hot thing with kidlets.
My little peeps were recently gifted Gooie cases - thanks to Gooie. My little googeys, (my term of endearment applied to the two youngest of the family) were incredibly excited to become proud owners of their own space. Space is a hard won thing in a large family. A place to keep your stuff together and secreted away is the pinnacle of happiness for the littlest peeps.
So on the day a big box arrived, Taite, (knowing what it contained), pestered me and bothered and hounded me no end until I agreed to open it.
Little excited bodies appeared from nowhere to descend upon the goods
There was a bonding happy dance...
Before the pair of them went all touchy feely on the new haul
There were lots of oohs and ahs while little hands slipped and slid all over the exterior and internals. I snapped images hastily while I tried to capture their excitement. (Apologies for the grainy images, it was just too much cuteness to pass over.)
I think the cases were approved by the kiddies on the spot, don't you?
The next step was to road test the goodies in real life instances. How would Gooie's sweet kid cases measure up to the real stresses and strains of actual use and travel? Luckily there were a few blogging gigs on the go and the cases arrived just in time to experience them too.
Taity set about packing his baggie excitedly for a trip to Sovereign Hill. He was already pumped about the weekend; the bag just made it an even bigger excitement. As soon as we arrived at the hotel he was behind the car banging on the boot eager to get to his case.
It was time to roll it to the room - Boys and wheels!
Taity's case is the very boyful Car-mo design and you can admire it on the Gooie website here.
This is a trolley bag that is so designer and uniquely boy and I think it's very obvious that he loves it!
These little trolley bags have all the features you'd expect in a proper case only in a kid-sized package no kid can't handle (or not want to for that matter).
Taite rolled it, and rolled it, and rolled it; fiddled with the telescoping handle, messed with the zippers, and rolled it some more...
This juiced-up kid even tried running with it!
If you're noticing a pattern with this boy's behaviour here, you're spot on.
That face says it all.
Crazy for his case!
Who needed a weekend away at all when there was this much fun to be had with the case alone?
Let's not forget Celeste's little trolley case. Was she excited too? You betcha!
What girl child wouldn't be with this glorious little trolley case in the Woodland design.
Squeals - from Mum!
Celeste had reason to be doubly excited in fact, for she not only got to try out her case on the very same road trip, but an air trip as well.
Celeste's humble little belongings were neatly packed within her Gooie and taken on a recent trip to Sydney. As beautiful and delicate as this little case seems, it survived a return journey in the undercarriage of an aircraft unscathed. We're all familiar with the doom of the undercarriage. Things can go horribly wrong in there for some unlucky luggage items.
I must admit, I was very hesitant to pop such a sweet little case in with the big guns at the airport but due to baby baggage restrictions I had little choice. (Babies under two have no baggage allowance whatsoever.) Yet Gooie's Woodland trolley case returned to us each time in pristine shape with no damage or even markings. (Thank you Jetstar!)
In case you're wondering, (case! - get it?!), the Gooies are perfectly sized for on-board travel on all aircraft. Little paying passengers have baggage right of way with these suitcases.
Toddlers show their approval and excitement of such things by fiddling some more with those cute little Gooie zipper pulls while desperately trying to get to the contents. The little Missy is too small yet to roll the case on her own but rest assured - it will come.
The Gooie company motto is 'Kids get it.' As a Mum who has witnessed my kids' love of these items first hand, I am going to say that Gooie as a company, definitely gets kids. These are quality items; as real and fully equipped as adult equivalents. The fabrics themselves are individually screen printed. Such careful consideration and attention to detail in a child's product is a rarity indeed.
My oh my these little bags passed the test with this Mum! The trolley bags pictured in this review are priced at a comfortable $69.99 and promise years of service thanks to their appeal and excellence.
Absolutely no hesitation whatsoever in recommending this brand for your kiddie travel requirements.
If you are not specifically looking for a case for your child, find other enviable and practical carrying solutions for children in an equally delightful range on their website. There's everything from lunchboxes to backpacks and the range of fabrics choices are gorgeous.
Visit the Gooie website here and wish they catered to adults along with me.
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